The Community Foundation's

Our ongoing water quality and environmental issues need to be at the forefront of our community’s decision-making and The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie Environmental Action Fund was designed to do that.

– Elizabeth Barbella, President & CEO

The Community Foundation’s Environmental Action Fund was created by Bud Jordan and Tom Buhr in 2019 to address environmental issues on the Treasure Coast, particularly water quality and its impact on human and animal health. It was specifically designed to be able to accept contributions from interested donor. All contributions are pooled for strategic grant making led by the team at The Community Foundation. All grants go to vetted not for profit organizations working in the fields of water and environmental protection and preservation. Grant recipients are monitored to ensure that grant dollars are used for their intended purpose and that projects and programs are successful.

The goal of the fund is to support research that provides actionable data and projects that ensure ongoing education for residents and future generations of Floridians about their role in protecting and preserving water and the environment and their ability to affect real change.

The Environmental Action Fund has awarded grants to a variety of projects including, ORCA (Ocean Research Conversation Association) for their extensive pollution mapping research, The Everglades Foundation for their Literacy Programs, Loxa-Lucie Headwaters Initiative for land conservation and a Smithsonian water quality education event in Fort Pierce.

To make a contribution to the TCFMSL Environmental Action Fund, click on the preferred method below. 

All contributions will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Questions, please call 772.288.3795 or email Elizabeth Barbella at